Strategic Leadership
in Modern Local Government Programme

The 28th cohort of this highly successful ILM Endorsed programme at King's College London starts on 15th March 2019 and bursaries up to 25% are still available.  Please select the following to download - Programme Brochure and Booking Form.

We delivered this programme in partnership with the Local Government Association (LGA) for 8 years.


Pictured right is the 25th Cohort of the highly successful Strategic Leadership in Local Modern Government Programme on their last module at King's Business School, London. We wish them every success for the future!


What the Programme Offers

This highly successful programme develops practical strategic leadership skills immediately transferable to work. Participants will be equipped to challenge future service provision and lead and deliver successful change using “hard skills” of commercial and strategic decision making and “soft skills” of influencing, persuading, inspiring high performance and building cross functional teams, as well as gaining practical tools and techniques for leading change.

What are the Benefits?

Career Enhancing - achieve certification and membership of the Institute of Leadership and Management (ILM).

High Quality - quality of content and materials on par with leading MPA programmes, delivered by experienced KBA consultants with an excellent track record.

3-D Change Management Methodology –  access to an online Change Management methodology along with tools.

Knowledge Sharing - sharing ideas and best practice with senior managers from other authorities. Linked-in Group

Personal Develop Tools – online personal development assessment and plan, and a 360 degree tool is available

Practical - develop practical strategic leadership skills immediately transferable to work.

Identify Cost saving – have tools and approaches to identify and stop ineffective projects and tasks.

Time Friendly - Time commitment to the programme suits busy senior managers.

Online elements – new online elements for refresh and for guidance on starting a Limited Company

What are the Outcomes?

On completion participants will be ready to:

  • Apply strategic thinking skills and tools to improve the quality of decision making.
  • Commercial Thinking – tools and skills to understand competitive forces and customer analysis
  • Lead strategic change by creating a vision and an appropriate change strategy.
  • Lead implementation by translating strategy into change projects and programmes.
  • Increase self knowledge and leadership influence to build trusting relationships.
  • Build high performing internal and multi agency teams.
  • Make a positive impact by communicating effectively.
  • Be better equipped to make the case for ongoing investment in and recognition of your services.

Learning Techniques

Blended learning including teaching of world class principles and concepts; practical group tasks using tools to apply learning to work; use of MBTI® and other tools to increase self awareness and personal reflection. Knowledge Share groups will be established and provided with a clear structure of how to maximise the sessions. You will also have an online personal development plan so that you can set clear development goals.

Programme Booking/Bursary Application below:
Programme Brochure below:

Why this programme?

A proven programme that has demonstrated excellent payback. Over 330 local government senior managers have attended this programme in the last 8 years, delivered by the same experienced consultants with updated content. Delivered in partnership with the LGA for 8 years.

25% to 15% bursaries available – apply early

Who is the Programme aimed at?

The Programme is aimed at High performing senior managers who aspire to be Strategic Leaders. Typically assistant directors, heads of service and aspiring heads of service who want to develop their strategic leadership capacity. Most importantly delegates must be motivated and opened minded to develop and learn new skills and techniques.

Structure of Programme

The programme, is endorsed by the ILM at level 7 equivalent (with an option to progress to further post graduate qualifications) consists of the following modules, over 9 days, across approximately 9 months.

  • launch
  • strategic and commercial thinking
  • decision making
  • leading strategic change
  • strategy to implementation
  • powerful personal leadership
  • leading high-performance teams
  • making an impact

The programme also includes 6 Knowledge share and Action Learning sessions.

What Delegate Say About the Programme

“Getting my new job is directly attributable to the training and development I received through KBA. Team Manager, Commercial Environmental Services

“The skills I developed from ...the course have been invaluable to my approach in the transformation of services at this difficult time.” Head of Service

“The Leader of our Council praised my work publicly when I applied the material from the programme.” Service Manager.

“All the tools covered were useful and I will be able to use them at work.” Head of Accounting

“I have done an MBA, but this is so much more practical and relevant.” Chief Trading Standards Officer.

“It was invaluable in preparing me for the interview process for Deputy Chief Exec.” Deputy Chief Exec.

“I looked forward to every session and left the room buzzing with new ideas and looking forward to putting them into practice to improve services ..”  Food and Health & Safety Manager

I can say that being on this course has already helped me re-evaluate my projects to make savings.” Head of Planning Services

Fees and Bursary

Bursaries are available to cover 25% to 15% of the fees for appropriate candidates – early bookings will be given priority. The delegate fee, that includes all materials, tools, certification and day delegate venue costs is £4,7450(ex. VAT) plus £95 ILM fee. With a 25% bursary fee is £3,558.75 and for 20% bursary £3,796 respectively, ex. VAT and plus £95 ILM fee.

Here are just some of our clients:

We make it our business to understand our clients thoroughly, to increase our knowledge constantly and to deliver exceptional value to our clients.

Contact Info

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